Microdosing, Cannabis Consulting & Mental Health Nutrition

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Microdosing Coaching and Harm Reduction Education

Microdosing refers to the practice of consuming sub-perceptual doses of psychedelics, such as psilocybin, in a controlled and intentional manner. Unlike a full dose that induces profound psychedelic effects and altered states of consciousness, a microdose is typically one-tenth to one-twentieth of a regular dose. The primary objective of microdosing is not to experience psychedelic effects but rather to enhance cognitive abilities, creativity, emotional well-being, and overall mental clarity without significant alterations to perception or consciousness.

Potential Benefits of Psilocybin Microdosing:

  • Enhanced Creativity: Some users report increased creative thinking, problem-solving abilities, and improved artistic expression
  • Improved Mood and Emotional Well-being: Microdosing has been associated with reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression, increased feelings of happiness, and emotional resilience
  • Enhanced Focus and Cognitive Function: Users may experience improved concentration, focus, and mental clarity
  • Increased Mindfulness: Microdosing may lead to heightened awareness and a greater sense of connection to oneself and the surrounding environment
  • Potential Therapeutic Effects: Some studies suggest that microdosing psilocybin may assist in managing certain mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety

Potential Risks of Psilocybin Microdosing:

  • Possible Unwanted Side Effects: Even at sub-perceptual doses, individuals may experience mild adverse effects such as nausea, headaches, or mild anxiety.
  • Individual Variability: Responses to microdosing can vary widely among individuals, and what works positively for one person may not have the same effect on another
  • Legal Considerations: Psilocybin is classified as a controlled substance in many countries, and possession and use may lead to legal consequences. We recommend only working with this medicine in legal states and countries.
  • Lack of Scientific Consensus: While there is growing interest and research in microdosing, the long-term effects and potential risks are not yet fully understood yet the data suggests that this is a very safe medicine when used responsibly

Are you curious about microdosing, but aren’t sure where to start? Reach out to our team of microdosing coaches and educators today. Sessions with us will support you in feeling educated and empowered about psilocybin mushrooms, and will provide clarity regarding dosage, potency testing, and best practices to achieve maximum benefit.

Cannabis Consulting

A cannabis consultant is an industry expert who has a wide range of knowledge about the medicinal use of cannabis. Through non-judgmental harm reduction education, they aid our clients in developing right relationship with cannabis and offer tools to empower them on that journey. Our consultants educate the community about how to create psychedelic cannabis blends tailored to individual needs, and also advise people who are taking cannabis to aid in symptom management (PTSD symptoms, sleep issues, chronic pain, etc).

Who is it for?
These services are for those looking to gain a greater perspective on the industry as a whole and help them use cannabis for skillfully. For instance, if you are new to cannabis and don’t know where to start, are interested in its many different applications, or just want to expand your knowledge about this plant and the industry. It is also helpful if you are already a regular consumer of cannabis and would like to shift into a more intentional relationship with this medicine.

Services available:

  • Expert knowledge and coaching about cannabis as medicine
  • Information about how to navigate cannabis resources available
  • Education on maximize the benefits of cannabis, while reducing any potential harm
  • Teaching cannabis strain blending for psychedelic journey work
  • Follow up consultations to track progress and adjust dosage as needed
  • Coaching for students in training with Medicinal Mindfulness who are creating psychedelic cannabis blends in other states and countries where cannabis is legal
  • Mentorship for budtenders who are deepening their knowledge of plant medicines
  • Personal dispensary guide; available to walk you through your first legal cannabis purchase
  • Teaching dispensary edict and personal patient advocation

Mental Health Nutrition

“In this food I see clearly the presence of the entire universe supporting my existence.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

Your emotional body and your physical body are profoundly interconnected. Your emotions affect the physiological function of your body, just as physiological changes impact your emotional and spiritual body. Just as practicing yoga strengthens the body to sit during meditation, building better nutrition habits makes it easier for you to practice mindfulness in your daily life. And while mindfulness-based psychedelic-assisted therapies can profoundly accelerate the overall healing process, they aren’t a magic bullet. Without addressing core nutritional deficiencies your progress may be limited. Oftentimes, by changing their eating habits before, during, and after a psychedelic therapy protocol, our clients see better results and are more able to maintain long term results.

Nutrition can support transformational work in a myriad of ways, by:

Regulating the Stress Response
Emotional trauma can lead to a heightened stress response. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an extreme manifestation of this phenomenon, but it is seen in less extreme cases as well.

Some somatic manifestations of trauma include:

  • Gut dysfunction
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Hormonal imbalance

Balanced nutrition can help restore balance in the body and build greater resilience to stress.

Getting off medications

Many practitioners prescribe pharmaceutical drugs—such as antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and mood stabilizers–to address overwhelming symptoms in patients. Psychopharmacological medications are meant to do just this—to help reduce suffering during acute pain. These drugs should not be stopped immediately, and the process of getting off medication can be uncomfortable. Following a drug weaning schedule by your prescribing physician is imperative. Nutrition, amino acid therapy, and specific supplementation, can support the process and ameliorate symptoms.